One-Day Sittings at Green Gulch

From 5 am to 6 pm

  Saturday, September 16, led by Abbess Furyu Schroeder
  Saturday, October 28, led by Central Abbess Eijun Linda Cutts
  Monday, November 13, led by Central Abbess Eijun Linda Cutts – NOTE: Although this sitting is on a Monday, please register by Tuesday, November 7.

Registration must be received by noon on the Tuesday before the sitting. For information about overnight accommodations, see “Fees” below.

One-day sittings at Green Gulch offer traditional Soto Zen all-day meditation practice. Formal oryoki meals are served in the zendo. Please be in the zendo by 4:50 am. Participants are welcome to stay for an informal dinner at 6 pm.

If you have not recently participated in a one-day sitting at Zen Center, please contact the head of the meditation hall before you register with the office via email (preferred) or 415.354.0424.

Recommended for newcomers: Sunday morning meditation instruction and Half-Day Introductory Sitting.

In order to understand the nature of our formal retreats, and to be clear about the details of the practice, please review a typical one-day sitting schedule, as well as our guidelines for zendo conduct. We ask those who attend one-day sittings to commit to following these guidelines and to participating in the schedule completely. If you have questions regarding the schedule or guidelines, please consult with the Head of the Meditation Hall, the Ino via email before completing your registration.

Please indicate the following when registering:

  • Is this your first formal one-day sitting at Zen Center?
  • Will you bring an oryoki set or will you need a tray for meals?
  • Will you need to use a chair throughout the day?

Fees: $70, $63 members, $56 limited income. Some partial scholarships available; see About Registration, Scholarships and Cancellations.

(The zendo is sometimes available for sleeping the night before the one-day sitting; please speak with the Ino first. After you get permission to stay in the zendo, you pay an additional $20 to the office. You will need to provide your own bedding.)

To Register: Use the Register Online button above for the date you wish to attend. Or call our toll-free number (888.743.9362) or our local number (415.475.9362). Registration must be received by noon on the Tuesday before a Saturday sitting.

About Registration, Scholarships and Cancellations